Palram Cold Frame, Single
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- Protects young seedlings from early season light frosts and protects them from pests and damaging winds.
- Over six square feet of growing space – 41.4” L x 22” W x 16.4” H
- Palram’s UV stabilized polycarbonate panels are virtually unbreakable and allow maximum sunlight
- Rust resistant aluminum frame
- Adjustable top door provides ventilation/humidity control and easy access to plants
- Sloped design to maximize sunlight and rain run off
- Lightweight design breaks down easily for winter storage.
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Palram’s Cold Frame Single is a perfect way to start your growing season early or extend into fall. It will protect your tender seedlings from early or late light frosts, garden pests, damaging winds and designed to fit perfectly in smaller gardens. Palram’s virtually unbreakable polycarbonate panels are UV stabilized and will not yellow or turn brittle over time. The adjustable access door allows for variable ventilation and humidly control on warmer sunny days. The adjustable design maximizes sunlight exposure and allows rain to run off. The lightweight design is easy to remove and disassemble for storage during snowy winter months. Assembly is quick and easy without the need for special tools, within 10 minutes it is ready to start growing!
Top customer reviews
It cannot hold its shape. The long sides of the box bulge out. In my case this causes a gap in the lid that allows air to get in.
The box is made of weak pieces of plastic that break and bend. My lid already has a major crack.
Propping up the lid is very difficult because the arm doesn't fit into the socket. I broke one of my sockets after several days of use.
Cold frames are a great idea (I tested my soil temperature as 10 degrees warmer in this than in the regular ground, at 1-2 inches deep), but this is a poor implementation. Do not buy.
If you want something cheap, I recommend building a hoop house using EMT pipe, 4-6 mm plastic sheets, and wood. I am an amateur and built two hoop houses that are 10-100 times stronger than this.
The edge, top, and side framing is thick extruded aluminum, someone did some real good engineering in the simple but strong assembly of these items. You do need one Philips screwdriver with a good tip and hefty handle to make the assembly a breeze. Just follow the pictures carefully. All the parts are clearly labeled themselves and in the assembly instructions. The large frame and sides can be fully assembled inside and easily carried outdoors by one person, then the 2 tops slipped into place. With all the other fine design, the way the two top pieces "hinge" to the peak "beam" was surprizingly tempermental when lifting them higher than parallel. The recessed molding of the two lids gives you more height than you would imagine by looking at the spec's and picture. There are anchor holes in the bottom of each corner "foot" that allow you to pin this to the ground if you wish. After years of pounding together a homemade frame from plastic sheet and wood one by ones.... I'm very happy with this cold frame.
Cons: poorly designed for assembly. The aluminum borders and fiber could've come as a pre assembled frame that just need snap on assembly for customer. The manual says you need to plan for half a day to assemble and need two men and though it appears to be true, really? Who has 8 hours of time? If I had so much, I'd be able to make a wood/glass frame much faster and better/cheaper.
Other than assembly (which I still need to complete) I think the finished product would be ok. Given the full price, it's neither value for money given quality of plastic, nor worth the time putting it together. Btw I'm pretty skilled as assembling stuff.